Spiders and Trees

Yesterday I bought some spider spray so I’d be armed if I encountered anymore giant spiders. They really do scare me, and I found my “spider senses” are tingling with alertness.

The curled up corpse of a giant spider. He is much smaller dead than he was alive.
The curled up corpse of a dead giant spider. He is much smaller dead than he was alive.

I especially scan the front porch when Danny wants out at night because several times I’ve spotted the giant spiders lurking there. Last night when Danny wanted out at about 11 p.m., I grabbed my spider killer spray and looked through the door window. At first I didn’t see any spiders but then I spied a very giant spider right in the middle of the porch where we would have walked! Shudder! So Danny and I went out the other door and came around to the porch and sprayed the spider with the spray. He crawled so I sprayed him again, and then sprayed him again. He (or she) crawled off into a crack. I moved the pets water dish and there was another one near it. EEEEEKKKK! I screamed and jumped back and I was able to spray him before he scurried off. I sprayed the crack that he disappeared into. I didn’t know if they were dead or alive, but this morning I found the corpse of a spider very close to the front door. Since that is not where he was originally I suspect he was trying to crawl into the house to terrorize me when he died.

I almost regret killing spiders outside because they eat other insects that I don’t like. However, I absolutely don’t want them invading my house.

I’ve had a terrible headache off and on all week–not a migraine. We think it’s due to stress. This week has been a busy one, and JJ is sick, and EJ isn’t feeling well. We are trying to relax, rest, and recover but we haven’t really had much of a chance yet to really just rest in our new home–not as much as we need to. It took us a long time to get this burned out and it’s going to take a long time to get out of it. The world doesn’t stop because we need it to. I told EJ today that I do not really understand how to regain our energy when everything totally drains us.

But it helps that we live in a beautiful area. Beauty feeds and soothes my spirit. I drove JJ to some appointments a couple of days this week and we did some of my errands too. Whenever we go anywhere, the beauty is so amazing and indescribable. I hate driving up here–only because whenever I drive, I tend to go too slow because I want to drink in the beauty and take pictures. I can’t drive and take pictures at the same time. However, the beauty on our property is also amazing and I took some photos this morning when EJ, Danny, and I walked to get the mail. (You can click on the photos to make them bigger and read the captions.)

In spite of the spiders, I am so glad we live here.

One Comment on “Spiders and Trees

  1. I know what you mean about spiders, our son showed us a beautiful web on our back deck with the spider diligently working to complete in spite of the strong winds, they truly are amazing but that is only outside.
    Your property is beautiful as is our’s this time of year, I love all the gold and reds and watching the birds and ducks gathering for migrating, this is such a wonderful season.
    Keep enjoying and get daily rest.


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